West is best!178 WESTSIDE DR -
This cape situated in the Narrows of Ballston Lake with 143' of lake frontage was built for entertainment. Enjoy the sounds of water while basking in the sunlight on your 3 tier deck.
Throw steaks on the grill and take a dip in the lake after a long day of work. This home has it's own boat launch & is situated on quiet dead end street. Town water & natural gas for easy living.
In winter months warm your bones in the private sauna overlooking the lake.
3.7 Miles long.
The lake consists of three sections known to locals (from south to north) as the Narrows, Wide Waters, 2nd Wide Waters.
In summertime enjoy the lake by swimming, sailing, boating and jet skiing. The lake is known for it's trophy bass, panfish and Northern Pike. Ballston Lake DOES allow motor boats and has one public launch. Few homes have private launches, as 178 Westside has. There is one restarant on the lake. You can paddle or take a cocktail cruise to dinner while watching the sun go down.
In winter months enjoy miles of ice skating, hockey, XC skiing, ice fishing, ice racing and of course, snowmobiling. Access to the Charlton Snowmobile club trail network can be found in the wide waters.
Enjoy the Ballston Lake bike trail (7 miles round trip), grab a cone at the Stewart's shop or cool off over a tasty beverage at Historic Carney's Restaurant.
Ballston Lake History:
"The region was first settled around 1763. In 1775, the area became a District in Albany County.In 1780, British forces attacked the northern part of the town and took captives back to Canada.
The area was originally called "Ball's Town" and "Ballton." The town was formed in 1785 while still in Albany County. The original owners of the town were the Mcdonald brothers. Eliphalet Ball bought the area of land from them and called it Ball's Town. Ball also paid the brothers 1 barrel of rum for the right to name the town after himself. Over time the name was shortened to Ballston.
Early settlers in this area feared attacks from Mohawks, who already inhabited the region and who resented the establishment of European buildings on their sacred grounds. One of Ballston's historic sites is Indian Rock, a large boulder where Mohawk tribesmen reputedly took white captives (children, in some cases) to torture and kill them.Ballston Lake, a narrow, 3.7-mile (6.0km)-long lake in the south of the region, was called "Shanantaha" by natives. It was known to early white settlers as Long Lake.
The lake was part of the Mohawk River during the glacial age and archeological digs have unearthed artifacts indicating settlement around the lake as early as 3,500 BCE.The depth of Ballston Lake, NY has never been recorded, due to the multiple caves that prevent divers from going to the bottom.
There has been an artifact found that is dated 2000 B.C. It is also believed that a lake monster exists within one of the hundreds of caves. That is called by the natives Big Tim and has been spotted by multiple people."- Wikipedia
- MLS® ID: 201314406
- Year Built: 1950
- Status: Sold on 8/14/2013
- Fireplaces: 1
- Foreclosure: No
- Lot Size: 24,829 SF
- High School: Burnt Hills Ballston Lake
- School District: Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake
- Property ID: 102691649
- Beds: 4
- Total Rooms: 7
- Parking Type Description: Off Street 8 cars
- Total Square Footage: 1,680 ($267.86 per sq. foot)
- Estimated Annual Taxes: $5,643
- Middle School: O'rourke Middle School
- Body of Water: Ballston Lake
- Style: Cape Cod
- Baths: 2 (Full: 2 3/4: 0 1/2: 0 Other: 0)
- Stories: 2
- New Construction: No
- Lot Area: 0.57
- County: Saratoga
- Elementary School: Steven's Elementary